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superstorm sandy. to alison kosik live for us in new york at the stock exchange. what are you learning? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money
victims of superstorm sandy. the "new york post" is reporting the long island power authority is sending out normal bills to its customers, zapping them for charges, even though they were left in the cold and dark for weeks on end. it's the latest in response to sandy. >> this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. we are here as one community together to send a message. we've had enough. lipa is disgusting. the management of lipa should be fired from top to bottom. >> whoa. alison kosik joins me now from new york. wow. you have a response from lipa. what does it say? >> reporter: okay so what lipa is doing is trying to deflect outrage. lipa is telling us, because they had to use meter readers to help with the effort to restore power, that many residents received estimated bills instead of actual ones. and that their next actual meter reading will reflect the period they didn't have electricity. but still, people aren't happy. no surprise there. one telling me he plans to tear up his next bill in an act of civil disobedience. and the "new york post" talked with othe
's been four weeks since superstorm sandy ripped through the northeast. new jersey commuters finally able to take the path trains to lower manhattan again. stations resume service today along the world trade center line. you can see here how floodwaters gushed into the commuter rail stations in new jersey after sandy hit. crews had to remove millions of gallons of water from the tracks and platforms and fix those damaged switching systems. hoboken's path storage had the worst damage. it remains closed. >>> talk about adding insult to injury. the long island power authority slapped its customers with normal electric bills. we are talking about folks who had spent weeks without power due to superstorm sandy. well, the power company acted as if the outages never happened. they charged customers an estimatedrated rate that covered the entire billing cycle. >>> actor morgan freeman is putting his voice behind a new ad. here's what he said. >> freedom, justice, and human dignity have always guided our journey towards a more perfect union. now across our country we are standing together for the
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